What Type of Cancer Does IPT Respond To?
Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) is a low dose of chemotherapy that is customized for each patient. At Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, Dr. Constantine Kotsanis uses this cancer treatment to help patients with different cancers. The effectiveness of this lower dose is based on years of clinical experience. Insulin is used to target the chemotherapy drug to only the cancer cells. This targeted therapy for cancer helps minimize any chemotherapy side effects that our patients in Grapevine, TX experience.
To be a candidate for insulin potentiation therapy, we will work with both your primary care physician and oncologist. Dr. Kotsanis’ office is conveniently located close to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. He previously has worked on staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center for many years.
What is chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy uses powerful chemicals to kill cancer cells. It is an effective way to treat cancer, although it does have significant side effects. These side effects can be treated successfully with insulin potentiation therapy at the Kotsanis Institute.
Some chemotherapy side effects that IPT can help minimize in Grapevine, TX include:
What is insulin potentiation therapy?
This targeted cancer treatment uses a low dose of chemotherapy to help beat cancer and build a patient’s immune system. Chemotherapy can hurt both the immune system and organs in the body, including the heart and the liver. By helping to reduce chemotherapy side effects, such as nausea, mouth sores, hair loss, fatigue and diarrhea, we help patients fight cancer in a more comfortable way. When you choose to have insulin potentiation therapy at Kotsanis Institute, we will first learn about your medical history and the type of cancer you have.
While IPT does work well with many cancers, we take it on a case-by-case basis to determine if it is the best treatment for your particular health. We also can use nutritional therapy with IPT to hopefully help delay the need for surgery or radiation. For patients who do require surgery or radiation, we can give them IPT at the same time.
About our IPT technique
IPT is administered just like chemotherapy. You sit in a reclining chair as we give you your treatment in an IV. The treatment takes 60 – 90 minutes. Some patients experience nausea for a few hours after their appointment, but this usually subsides quickly. The number of sessions needed depends on your health, the type of cancer you have, and how well you respond to treatment. The frequency of your treatments will also vary on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about targeted therapy for cancer
When you want to learn about the benefits of insulin potentiation therapy to treat your cancer, schedule a consultation at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX. After being accepted into our comprehensive cancer care program, we can discuss IPT and how it is administered with you, your primary care physician, and your oncologist. When you’re looking for ways to improve your quality of life when you’re fighting cancer, make a consultation with Dr. Constantine Kotsanis today.